Yakima County Solid Waste has an assortment of waste reduction and recycling resources for schools. We have designed education presentations for schools that can provide general information about recycling and composting based on age level. We can also provide recycling bins for school use as well as information on how to start a recycling program at your school. If you have a lesson plan dealing with ecology, recycling, energy savings or conservation, a field trip to the Terrace Heights Landfill and a local recycling center could be an excellent supplement. For more information on classroom presentation, field trips, or recycling bins please call 509-574-2450.
TerraCycle Recycling Brigades
Your school can sign up to start collecting items for recycling and earn money in the process. TerraCycle, Inc offers Recycling Brigades which collect everything from tooth paste tubes, to drink pouches. They focus on items that would otherwise be considered trash and help make them into new treasures.